Live-Action Gintama Film Adds More Cast
posted on by Karen Ressler
Previously announced cast includes:
Masaki Suda as Shinpachi Shimura, who works at Yorozuya
Kanna Hashimoto as Kagura, another Yorozuya employee
Masami Nagasawa as Tae Shimura, a physically strong girl and sister of Shinpachi
Masaki Okada as Kotaro Katsura, Gintoki's longtime sworn friend
Tsuyoshi Muro as Gengai Hiraga, the properietor of Karakuri-dō
Yuuya Yagira as Toshiro Hijikata, a Shinsengumi member who is most popular with girls
Ryo Yoshizawa as Sougo Okita, a sharp-tounged Shinsengumi member
Kankurō Nakamura VI as Isao Kondo, a Shinsengumi commander
The film opens in Japan in 2017. Yūichi Fukuda (live-action HK/Hentai Kamen, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store) is directing the film, as well as penning the script. Fukuda revealed earlier this month that filming with Gintoki's actor Shun Oguri has wrapped up.
Sorachi began the manga in 2004 and it continues to be ranked among the top-selling manga in Japan. The manga now has more than 50 million copies in print in Japan. Viz Media published the first 23 volumes in English. Shueisha published the manga's 65th volume in Japan on August 4. The manga entered its final arc on July 11.
The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2006 and continued (with several extended hiatuses) until 2013. The latest Gintama television anime series premiered in April 2015, and ended in March. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The manga also inspired two anime films, including the "final" Gekijōban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare film that opened in 2013, and various OVAs and event anime.
Source: Comic Natalie